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Two Borno Emirs return home two years after fleeing Boko Haram insurgents

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The two emirs, Alhaji Muhammadu Askirama of Askira, and Alhaji Ismaila Mamza of Uba, returned to their respective palaces on Tuesday in company of Borno Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mamman Durkuwa.

Speaking at a short ceremony at their palaces, the emirs commended the Nigerian military for their gallantry in routing the Boko Haram terrorists.

They expressed optimism that terrorism would end soon in the country, going by the successes being recorded by the military.

Also speaking, Durkuwa assured the emirs that the government would undertake projects to restore life back to the area.

The deputy governor urged residents to be law abiding and report any sign of security threat to relevant agencies.

NAN reports that three other emirs yet to return to their domain include the Emir of Bama, Alhaji Kyari El-Kanemi, Emir of Dikwa, Muhammad Ibn Masta, and Chief of Gwoza Alhaji Muhammad Timta.

The three are still residing in Maiduguri, the state capital.(NAN)

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